Southwest Airlines wants to operate international flights from Houston Hobby Airport

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has approached Houston airport officials about installing U.S. Customs facilities at Houston’s Hobby Airport on the south side. Southwest wants to operate international flights from HOU to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. United Airlines, which has the large former Continental Airlines intercontinental hub at Bush Intercontinental (IAH) on the north side, is reminding city and airport officials the original airport agreement was for the more expensive IAH airport to handle international operations.

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